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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216374/yin-yang-effect-of-tumor-infiltrating-b-cells-in-breast-cancer-from-mechanism-to-immunotherapy
#1
Zhigang Zhang, Ying Zhu, Zhen Wang, Ting Zhang, Pin Wu, Jian Huang
Breast cancer cells secrete chemokines, such as CXCL13, and antigens or express high endothelial venules, attracting B cells to infiltrate into the tumor microenvironment and play a "yin-yang" effect. They not only enhance the anti-tumor immune effect via secreting antibodies and influencing the Fas/FasL, CXCR4/CXCL12 and perforin pathways but they also promote the tumor to form a suppressive milieu by producing immunomodulatory factors and cytokines or using cell-to-cell education to induce the generation of Tregs or myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs)...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197375/tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-composition-organization-and-pd-1-pd-l1-expression-are-linked-in-breast-cancer
#2
Laurence Buisseret, Soizic Garaud, Alexandre de Wind, Gert Van den Eynden, Anais Boisson, Cinzia Solinas, Chunyan Gu-Trantien, Céline Naveaux, Jean-Nicolas Lodewyckx, Hugues Duvillier, Ligia Craciun, Isabelle Veys, Denis Larsimont, Martine Piccart-Gebhart, John Stagg, Christos Sotiriou, Karen Willard-Gallo
The clinical relevance of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) in breast cancer (BC) has been clearly established by their demonstrated correlation with long-term positive outcomes. Nevertheless, the relationship between protective immunity, observed in some patients, and critical features of the infiltrate remains unresolved. This study examined TIL density, composition and organization together with PD-1 and PD-L1 expression in freshly collected and paraffin-embedded tissues from 125 patients with invasive primary BC...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193698/the-innate-and-adaptive-infiltrating-immune-systems-as-targets-for-breast-cancer-immunotherapy
#3
Andrew Mk Law, Elgene Lim, Christopher Ormandy, David Gallego-Ortega
A cancer cell-centric view has long dominated the field of cancer biology. Research efforts have focussed on aberrant cancer cell signalling pathways and on changes to cancer cell DNA. Mounting evidence demonstrates that many cancer-associated cell types within the tumour stroma co-evolve and support tumour growth and development, greatly modifying cancer cell behaviour, facilitating invasion and metastasis, and controlling dormancy and sensitivity to drug therapy. Thus, these stromal cells represent potential targets for cancer therapy...
February 13, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178709/neoplastic-meningitis-due-to-lung-breast-and-melanoma-metastases
#4
REVIEW
Emilie Le Rhun, Sophie Taillibert, Marc C Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Neoplastic meningitis, a central nervous system (CNS) complication of cancer metastatic to the meninges and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), is relevant to oncologists due to the impact of the disease on patient quality of life and survival rates. METHODS: A review of the literature of articles published in English was conducted with regard to neoplastic meningitis. RESULTS: The incidence of neoplastic meningitis is increasing because patients with cancer are surviving longer in part because of the use of novel therapies with poor CNS penetration...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165048/expression-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-k-is-strongly-associated-with-the-basal-like-breast-cancer-phenotype
#5
Gary L Johanning, Gabriel G Malouf, Xiaofeng Zheng, Francisco J Esteva, John N Weinstein, Feng Wang-Johanning, Xiaoping Su
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), which make up approximately 8% of the human genome, are overexpressed in some breast cancer cells and tissues but without regard to cancer subtype. We, therefore, analyzed TCGA RNA-Seq data to evaluate differences in expression of the HERV-K family in breast cancers of the various subtypes. Four HERV-K loci on different chromosomes were analyzed in basal, Her2E, LumA, and LumB breast cancer subtypes of 512 breast cancer patients with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). The results for all four loci showed higher HERV-K expression in the basal subtype, suggesting similar mechanisms of regulation regardless of locus...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162837/immunotherapy-in-breast-cancer-an-introduction
#6
Mary L Disis, Sasha E Stanton
The field of breast cancer immunology has progressed tremendously over the last decade. Twenty years ago immunotherapy was not considered for the treatment of breast cancers because breast cancer was not considered immunogenic. Today we know that most patients with breast cancer have some evidence of an adaptive immune response against their tumors, detectable either in the peripheral blood or in the tumor. Moreover, immunity to breast cancer begins at the earliest stages of the disease, in some patients prior to diagnosis...
February 3, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160557/cancer-associated-oxidoreductase-ero1-%C3%AE-promotes-immune-escape-through-up-regulation-of-pd-l1-in-human-breast-cancer
#7
Tsutomu Tanaka, Goro Kutomi, Toshimitsu Kajiwara, Kazuharu Kukita, Vitaly Kochin, Takayuki Kanaseki, Tomohide Tsukahara, Yoshihiko Hirohashi, Toshihiko Torigoe, Yoshiharu Okamoto, Koichi Hirata, Noriyuki Sato, Yasuaki Tamura
Many human cancers have been reported to have enhanced expression of the immune checkpoint molecule programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), which binds to programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) expressed on immune cells. PD-L1/PD-1 plays a role in inhibition of antitumor immunity by inducing T cell apoptosis and tolerance. Thus, it is crucial to elucidate mechanisms of PD-L1 expression on cancer cells. ERO1-α is an oxidase located in the endoplasmic reticulum. It is overexpressed in a variety of tumor types and it plays a role in disulfide bond formation in collaboration with PDI...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159402/-evaluation-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-breast-cancer-how-to-use-the-2014%C3%A2-international-guidelines
#8
Natacha Joyon, Manal Kordahi, Cécile Blanc-Fournier, Magali Lacroix-Triki
With the major development of immunotherapies, evaluation of the immune response associated to cancer has become the new challenge for pathologists. In breast cancer, this perspective has been notably anticipated by the recent publication, in 2014, of international guidelines for assessment of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), on routine haematoxylin-eosin stains. This technical article aims at reviewing the main key points and different steps in evaluation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, in order to allow an easy implementation of this putative biomarker in routine practice...
February 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143792/2003-2013-a-valuable-study-autologous-tumor-lysate-pulsed-dendritic-cell-immunotherapy-with-cytokine-induced-killer-cells-improves-survival-in-stage-iv-breast-cancer
#9
Mao Lin, Shuzhen Liang, Feng Jiang, Jiongyuan Xu, Weibing Zhu, Wei Qian, Yong Hu, Zhanchun Zhou, Jibing Chen, Lizhi Niu, Kecheng Xu, Youyong Lv
Dendritic cells (DCs) and cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells have both shown activity as immunotherapy in some malignancies. Our aim was to prospective assess the effect of this immunotherapy in patients with stage IV breast cancer. Between Aug 2003 and Dec 2013, we collected 368 patients who met inclusion criteria and divided into immunotherapy group (treatment group: 188 patients) and chemotherapy group (control group: 180 patients). DCs were prepared from the mononuclear cells isolated from patients in the treatment group using IL-2/GM-CSF and were loaded with tumour antigens; CIK cells were prepared by incubating peripheral blood lymphocytes with IL-2, IFN-γ, and CD3 antibodies...
January 29, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123606/strong-correlation-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-expression-with-basal-like-phenotype-and-increased-lymphocytic-infiltration-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#10
Sewha Kim, Sanghui Park, Min Sun Cho, Woosung Lim, Byung-In Moon, Sun Hee Sung
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) is an immunosuppressive enzyme involved in tumor immune escape. Blockade of the IDO1 pathway is an emerging modality of cancer immunotherapy. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lacks established therapeutic targets and may be a good candidate for this novel immunotherapeutic agent. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathologic characteristics of the IDO1-expressing TNBC subset. A tissue microarray was constructed from 200 patients with TNBC. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for IDO1 and TNBC molecular subtype-surrogate markers (AR, GCDFP-15, claudin-3, E-cadherin, CK5/6, and EGFR) was performed using this tissue microarray...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112278/cobimetinib-inhibiting-mek1-2-in-braf-v600-mutant-melanoma
#11
A Jimeno, J R Eagles
Historically, metastatic melanoma has had extremely poor survival outcomes. The outlook, however, is rapidly changing as new molecularly targeted therapies have vastly improved patient outcomes. One such therapy is the potent mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK) 1/2 inhibitor cobimetinib. Recently, cobimetinib was approved for the treatment of metastatic or unresectable melanoma with serine/threonine-protein kinase B-raf (BRAF) V600E or V600K mutations when used in combination with the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib...
November 2016: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107571/increased-pd-l1-expression-in-breast-and-colon-cancer-stem-cells
#12
Yanheng Wu, Mingshui Chen, Peihong Wu, Chen Chen, Zhi Ping Xu, Wenyi Gu
Here we report the expression of programmed cell death ligand 1/2 (PD-L1/L2) in breast and colon cancer stem cells (CSCs). The stemness of these cells was confirmed by their surface markers. Using flow cytometry analysis we demonstrated that PD-L1 expression was higher in CSCs of both cancers compared to non-stem like cancer cells. Consistent with this, detection of cellular PD-L1 proteins by Western blot assay also showed increased PD-L1 protein in CSCs. In contrast, only trance amounts of PD-L2 were detected in CSCs of both cancers...
January 20, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107186/the-combination-of-pd-l1-expression-and-decreased-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#13
Hitomi Mori, Makoto Kubo, Rin Yamaguchi, Reiki Nishimura, Tomofumi Osako, Nobuyuki Arima, Yasuhiro Okumura, Masayuki Okido, Mai Yamada, Masaya Kai, Junji Kishimoto, Yoshinao Oda, Masafumi Nakamura
This study included patients with primary triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who underwent resection without neoadjuvant chemotherapy between January 2004 and December 2014. Among the 248 TNBCs studied, programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) expression was detected in 103 (41.5%) tumors, and high levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were present in 118 (47.6%) tumors. PD-L1 expression correlated with high levels of TILs, but was not a prognostic factor. Patients with TILs-high tumors had better overall survival than those with TILs-low tumors (P = 0...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080988/medical-mycology-and-fungal-immunology-new-research-perspectives-addressing-a-major-world-health-challenge
#14
REVIEW
Neil A R Gow, Mihai G Netea
Fungi cause more than a billion skin infections, more than 100 million mucosal infections, 10 million serious allergies and more than a million deaths each year. Global mortality owing to fungal infections is greater than for malaria and breast cancer and is equivalent to that owing to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. These statistics evidence fungal infections as a major threat to human health and a major burden to healthcare budgets worldwide. Those patients who are at greatest risk of life-threatening fungal infections include those who have weakened immunity or have suffered trauma or other predisposing infections such as HIV...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079291/prognostic-value-of-pd-l1-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#15
Changjun Wang, Hanjiang Zhu, Yidong Zhou, Feng Mao, Yan Lin, Bo Pan, Xiaohui Zhang, Qianqian Xu, Xin Huang, Qiang Sun
Programmed cell death 1 ligand 1 (PD-L1) is a promising therapeutic target for cancer immunotherapy. However, the correlation between PD-L1 and breast cancer survival remains unclear. Here, we present the first meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic value of PD-L1 in breast cancer. We searched Pubmed, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases for relevant studies evaluating PD-L1 expression and breast cancer survival. Fixed- and random-effect meta-analyses were conducted based on heterogeneity of included studies...
January 12, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056464/impact-of-ctla-4-blockade-in-conjunction-with-metronomic-chemotherapy-on-preclinical-breast-cancer-growth
#16
Karla Parra, Paloma Valenzuela, Natzidielly Lerma, Alejandra Gallegos, Luis C Reza, Georgialina Rodriguez, Urban Emmenegger, Teresa Di Desidero, Guido Bocci, Mitchell S Felder, Marian Manciu, Robert A Kirken, Giulio Francia
BACKGROUND: Although there are reports that metronomic cyclophosphamide (CTX) can be immune stimulating, the impact of its combination with anti-CTLA-4 immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer remains to be evaluated. METHODS: Murine EMT-6/P breast cancer, or its cisplatin or CTX-resistant variants, or CT-26 colon, were implanted into Balb/c mice. Established tumours were monitored for relative growth following treatment with anti-CTLA-4 antibody alone or in combination with; (a) metronomic CTX (ldCTX; 20 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), b) bolus (150 mg kg(-1)) plus ldCTX, or (c) sequential treatment with gemcitabine (160 mg kg(-1) every 3 days)...
January 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052005/bortezomib-augments-lymphocyte-stimulatory-cytokine-signaling-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-to-sustain-cd8-t-cell-antitumor-function
#17
Samuel T Pellom, Duafalia F Dudimah, Menaka C Thounaojam, Roman V Uzhachenko, Ashutosh Singhal, Ann Richmond, Anil Shanker
Tumor-induced immune tolerance poses a major challenge for therapeutic interventions aimed to manage cancer. We explored approaches to overcome T-cell suppression in murine breast and kidney adenocarcinomas, and lung fibrosarcoma expressing immunogenic antigens. We observed that treatment with a reversible proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (1 mg/kg body weight) in tumor-bearing mice significantly enhanced the expression of lymphocyte-stimulatory cytokines IL-2, IL-12, and IL-15. Notably, bortezomib administration reduced pulmonary nodules of mammary adenocarcinoma 4T1...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049579/tumour-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-the-emerging-role-of-immunotherapy-in-breast-cancer
#18
Stephen J Luen, Peter Savas, Stephen B Fox, Roberto Salgado, Sherene Loi
Breast cancer has not previously been considered a highly immunogenic cancer. Observations of tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in and around neoplastic cells in tumour samples, and associations with improved pathological complete response and clinical survival end points have changed our perspective on this. Lymphocytic infiltrates have long been observed in breast cancer; however, more recently, retrospective analysis of prospectively collected tissue samples from clinical trials has demonstrated the potential role of host immunosurveillance in influencing the biology of breast cancer...
February 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042706/do-cdk4-6-inhibitors-have-potential-as-targeted-therapeutics-for-squamous-cell-cancers
#19
Nene N Kalu, Faye M Johnson
Introduction Dysregulation of cell cycle progression has an established link to neoplasia and cancer progression. Components of the cyclin D-CDK4/6-INK4-Rb pathway are frequently altered in squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) by diverse mechanisms, including viral oncogene-induced degradation, mutation, deletion, and amplification. Activation of the CDK4/6 pathway may predict response to CDK4/6 inhibitors and provide clinical biomarkers. Recently, the CDK4/6 inhibitor palbociclib showed clinical efficacy in combination with cetuximab in HNSCC patients...
January 1, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034454/comprehensive-genomic-sequencing-and-the-molecular-profiles-of-clinically-advanced-breast-cancer
#20
Jeffrey S Ross, Laurie M Gay
Targeting specific mutations that have arisen within a tumour is a promising means of increasing the efficacy of treatments, and breast cancer is no exception to this new paradigm of personalised medicine. Traditional DNA sequencing methods used to characterise clinical cancer specimens and impact treatment decisions are highly sensitive, but are often limited in their scope to known mutational hot spots. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies can also test for these well-known hot spots, as well as identifying insertions and deletions, copy number changes such as ERBB2 (HER2) gene amplification, and a wide array of fusion or rearrangement events...
February 2017: Pathology
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